It was recently announced that Britain currently witnessed the biggest fall in unemployment ever, as the total amount of those out of work dipped below two million. In total, there are now 30.76 million people in work, in the UK.
For six years, unemployment has been a grave issue for our current Government here in Britain, but after the recent figures emerged Chancellor George Osbourne claimed that the Conservative party’s plan has worked and these new figures are a reflection of this.
However, he also confirmed that there are still just under two million people still out of work and that this is something that must continue to be tackled.
The amount of unemployed youths (16-24 year olds) dropped by 88,000 this year, indicating that more and more young people are seeking further education, full time work or entering skill based roles and taking on training courses, through colleges or service providers online, such as options-skills.co.uk.
You too can be a part of this booming job market, as it is flooded with new positions on a daily basis. Whether you want to become a teacher, train as a plumber or move into the publishing industry, there are plenty of training opportunities and work placements available out there as small companies see huge profit rises.
They are expanding quicker than they ever could have imagined and therefore require extra staff.
You might have to gain some experience or undertake extra training, but once you have all the necessary skills under your belt you should be able to find and hopefully secure your ideal job or junior position, quickly and easily, in most places around the country.
Skilled workers are a branch of the workforce currently being cried out for, as people search high and low for a trusted tradesman, when undertaking building work or when household appliances need repairs. Gas engineers, plumbers and electricians are in high demand, so training in this industry allows you to work for yourself and eventually bring in a steady income, once you have established yourself and your brand.
According to this article in the Guardian, self-employment saw a huge rise in the economic downturn, as those made redundant or unable to find regular work took it upon themselves to create thriving businesses to support themselves. It is believed that now 15 per cent of the UK workforce is self employed, with the most common jobs for the 4.6 million self-employed workers apparently being taxi driving, construction, carpentry and joinery.
Self employment however does mean lower income and longer working hours, all completed single-handedly, so it’s best to only become self-employed if you have a strong business model and product or service you know will sell. The number of those self-employed has dropped by 76,000 in the last three months, but the total is still 279,000 higher than a year ago.
New job opportunities and a drop in unemployment is a real triumph for the country. So if you are looking for work, now is a great time to get out there and scout the market for your dream position or perfect training opportunity.